UNESCO City of Literature annual lecture 2018

We are delighted to welcome Elif Shafak to the University of Nottingham for a special lecture about literature in the context of gender equality.

UNESCO considers gender equality as a fundamental human right, a building block for social justice and an economic necessity. In the second annual UNESCO City of Literature lecture hosted by the University of Nottingham, award-winning novelist Elif Shafak will reflect on the individual and multi-layered experiences of women and delve into how literature plays an important role in achieving gender equality and understanding of the perspective of others.

Elif Shafak is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. She is also a political commentator, an academic and inspirational public speaker. She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published 15 books, 10 of which are novels, including the bestselling The Bastard of IstanbulThe Forty Rules of Love and her most recent, Three Daughters of Eve. Her books have been published in 48 languages.

This is a free event.

Audience members are requested to arrive at 5.45pm for a 6pm start on Wednesday 27 June 2018. The lecture will be followed by a book signing session from 7pm.

Arts Centre Lecture Theatre, Djanogly Art Gallery, University of Nottingham.

Please book your place via EventBrite.

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June 26th, 2018 at 9:21 am


Will this lecture be recorded or live streamed?

June 27th, 2018 at 12:03 pm


Hi Pardeep. Unfortunately the lecture will not be recorded on this occasion. Best wishes – Rebecca.

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